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Those that don't watch Beck and only read about his antics in their favorite leftist propaganda publication will be smiling today at his foible, but why I love Beck is he isn't afraid to admit when he's wrong and apologize for it! He's a good man!
I'm from the UK and when I first saw a clip of this guy on youtube I thought it was a Colbert-style parody of a news presenter. Turns out he's (probably) for real!
I mean obviously this is just one example, but there's not a cat in hell's chance that you'd get away with your job for saying something this ridiculous in the UK.
Sometimes when I've got a few free minutes, I go on youtbe and watch clips of Glen Beck and Bill O'Reilly and laugh my head off!
Boy, I wish I lived in the UK sometimes. We have some real nutcases (like Beck) who are given such publicity over here.
The weather's a bit crappy though! We have our fair share of nutters too, we just don't let them read the news. Or what seems to constitute the news. The news in the Uk actually has to be unbiased and can't take an obvious political standpoint, ragrdless of the network.
I don't know if you've ever seen the movie "Network", but you'd have thought it was based on Beck and O'Reilly (if it hadn't been made pre-them) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_%28film%29
Yes here in America its known as free speech, our most valued of all freedoms... you should try it sometime.
I am all for free speach as Beck sinks himself in more and more muck.
He will probably go down as one of the great conspiracy theorists of the 21st Century.
I tune in occassionally for a good laugh.
Hang on let me try this brand new concept straight in my head "Free Speech"?! Nah, it'll never work. Thank You America for your guiding moral light.
O! Say can you see....
Oh wait, ignore my last post. Turns out that I was wrong and we've actually had freedom of speech in the UK for well over 200 years. My bad.
Beck is analgous to giving a 6 year-old with attention deficit disorder/hyperactivity disorder a microphone, a chalk board, and a brain-dead audience and saying, "Go spread the good news..." Seriously, not to one-up our English brethern, but I doubt you have anyone THIS insane in your public media.
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You mean you USED to have free speech!
Free speech does not include hate speech. I have no idea why you would so desperately want to protect the right to incite hatred and violence against innocents.
It's so much less hurtful to their fragile ears than poopoo talk.
Yes but decides which speech qualifies as hate? That is a road you don't want to go down!
The law decides. Hate speech is defined as "language which is designed to incite violence or prejudice against an individual or group".
That's pretty broad and vague isn't it? Once such laws are in place what prevents their expansion?
I actually agree with you that the law is too vague. I have signed petitions against the religious hatred law, in particular.
However, in entering into a debate about this I'm making it sound as though there are ever convictions for this offence, which of course, there are not.
Such laws serve as a foot in the door of oppression. Your freedom is being taken away and its being done under the guise of a public good! That's how freedom always disappears!
I live in England, not in Iran. We have a democratic system which would make it almost impossible for this law to be extended, the libral democrats would certainly never allow it, I'd be surprised if they got it past the Torys either. I guess you most know that though. As I say, this has never been used in anger.
Let me ask you a question though; if there was an imam in your local area telling young kids that they must fight a holy war against America and bomb shopping malls and churches, would that be ok with you? It's his freedom of expression after all...
You reckon you have freedom of speech in the US!
I say one thing to you, Kent State University.
Yeah, everytime I make a forum post I'm terrified of being carried off by MI5.
I actually disagree with the hate speech laws to a large extent, but they are never used in all but very extreme circumstances - ie. muslim clerics advising their flock to go out and bomb shopping malls (would you condone that?)
I think you may be using a tiny peice of British legislation and drawing a huge conclusion from it without a lot of knowledge about what it is your talking about.
Well then, how about Glenn Beck's track record in terms of his predictions. He makes predictions constantly. Is he wrong more often than he is right?
http://thepartyofknow.com/2010/11/16/gl … ming-true/
What Lady doesn't understand is that we also have limits on speech in the United States...
But Beck didn't write that on his chalkboard
If there was free speech in this nation, the several ministers who thought it a good idea to burn Qurans on 9/11 this past year would have carried out their acts...
But, by hook and crook, their ridiculous, shameful/less, and ignorant acts were thwarted...
And perhaps Lady should practice her freedom to speak at a movie theater by yelling "fire!"
Don't be fearful Lady, the Pandora's Box logic you are projecting does not always hold true...
As for Glenn Beck:
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